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Undergraduate degrees in law

Step into a modern, dynamic university community that provides a stimulating student experience.

Why study law at York?

Our distinctive problem-based learning approach sets us apart from other law schools. Divided into student law firms, you’ll use this method to tackle problems in a realistic way. As well as this, you'll have the ability to engage in mooting in our mock courtroom, and to hone your legal skills within our highly regarded Baroness Hale Legal Clinic.

Our diverse cohort of students means you'll really feel part of our community, and quickly build meaningful relationships with your coursemates and tutors. Our unique Careers and Development Programme also offers you essential employability support and guidance. 

Our courses

Problem-based learning

A unique feature of our courses is our problem-based learning (PBL) approach via student law firms, where you work in a team to tackle problems in a realistic way.

This is a modern, dynamic learning method that ensures you experience and understand law in its social and theoretical contexts, and helps to develop the skills and techniques you will need to work as a professional.

Course options

There are opportunities for you to spend time abroad during your course. You'll also have the chance to take a placement year.

If you're studying at a university outside the UK, you may be able to spend up to a year in York as a visiting student. 

Scholarships and funding

Find out about scholarships and studentships that are available to students in York Law School.

Gold-standard education

Our teaching, learning and student experience is outstanding, recognised by a Gold rating from the Office for Students in their latest national assessment (2023 Teaching Excellence Framework).

Our facilities

  • A dedicated problem-based learning suite - a sleek, focused space, where students can confront and overcome various legal scenarios.
  • A mock-up courtroom - a true-to-life replica of the real thing, allowing our students to gain vital confidence and experience in mooting.
  • The Baroness Hale Legal Clinic - providing free legal advice and guidance to members of the public, on real and current legal encounters.


  • Get support and guidance on career planning and personal development from our dedicated employability tutor.
  • We encourage you to get involved with our Careers and Development Programme. The programme includes several employers, providing an insight into the legal profession and the relevant recruitment processes.

  • Get access to practical, work-based learning opportunities through our range of professional links and partnering arrangements.

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